BETHEL — River Valley Healthy Communities, Mahoosuc Community Coalition and Telstar High/Middle School are hosting two events to address youth substance misuse on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Lee Anne Dodge, prevention specialist, will be the presenter.

The first event is for students at 1:30 p.m. in the Telstar auditorium. The second is at 6:30 p.m. for parents and community members.

Students will participate in a session titled “Be Yourself … Protect What’s Next.” It will address alcohol and marijuana’s impact on the brain; the signs and symptoms of alcohol overdose and what steps to take to prevent it; the importance of being an active bystander; and knowing how substance use can impact future goals.

The evening discussion will include an edibles demonstration and address what has changed related to marijuana and what can be done about it.

FMI: 207-364-7408, [email protected]

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